Kids can have afternoon tea with Santa at Somerset garden centre

A Taunton garden centre is offering kids the special chance to have an afternoon tea with Santa this December. The parties at Monkton Elm Garden Centre in Monkton Heathfield, outside Taunton, will be running throughout December as part of the centre’s celebration of the holidays. The centre normally operates a Santa’s Grotto every year in the run-up to the holidays, but this year are choosing instead to give kids the chance to enjoy an afternoon tea with Santa and Mrs Claus.

: Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour 2021 confirmed – get ready ‘holidays are coming’ The teas will be hosted at the Elm Tree Restaurant on the Monkton Elm site and will run on every Thursday in December before Christmas (December 2, 9, 16 and 23), starting at 4pm. All kids who take part will be presented with a tea of Christmas party food as well as a visit to each table from Santa and Mrs Claus.

There will also be Christmas activity bags and a Santa Snow Globe to take home, as well as a post-tea story from Mrs Claus. The announcement from Monkton Elm says: “Children and their families are invited to come along to the Elm Tree restaurant this December for a magical Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas, Mrs Claus, and their Elves.

Monkton Elm will soon host its Christmas Extravaganza alongside the kid’s teas with Santa

“Each Thursday afternoon in December children will be provided with an Afternoon Tea of Christmas party food and while they eat, Father Christmas and Mrs Claus will make sure to visit each table and talk to children and their families. “Children will also receive a Christmas activity bag and a Santa Snow Globe to take home.

Once children have finished eating, they will be taken to the story room for a special story time with Mrs Claus.” For full details and to book, see the Monkton Elm website here. These teas begin in the midst of the upcoming Christmas Extravaganza at Monkton Elm, which begins on Monday November 29 running until December 4.

The week-long celebration sees the Christmas Emporium in full swing at the centre, with festive displays, activities and shopping opportunities for visitors. Guests at the centre will be treated to live music every afternoon, daily food tastings, Christmas lunch and afternoon tea opportunities and a GBP5 discount for spends of over GBP30. Free delivery on Christmas trees purchased at the centre is also being offered up.

For full details on the Christmas Extravaganza at Monkton Elm, see here.

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